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2017 TCS NYC Marathon- Team Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON-Team EMC

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

Francesca Amann

THE STORY:

Life cannot happen without mothers. Indeed, I am so grateful for my mom and I am grateful that I became a mom myself. For some, their moms die in childbirth so they never have a mom. I am running so that everyone can have a mom and all women can BE moms after they give birth….because becoming a mom is transformative. Most

certainly Every Mother Counts (EMC), and for me, Every Story Counts. My story of how I came involved with EMC strikes at the core of my own personal struggle of achieving work/life balance. I couldn’t have been happier when I had my first child. But I was also scared. What does this mean for my career? My whole life I was focused on achieving in the work world. I worked hard, got a specialized degree, learned the language of technology, and threw myself into my work. Now what? When I asked VERITAS if I could do my job part time, they said they couldn’t have part time sales people, but I could move to marketing. That meant commuting 40 miles to Mountain View, California everyday and paying a nanny just about everything I was earning. I struggled with my decision because I loved work so much and wanted to participate in the workforce. But the equation didn’t compute. It made no sense. So I stayed on my maternity leave, which I joked became an eternity leave. Fast forward 10 years later, my eternity leave gave me one more beautiful child and I filled my free time with projects (stoplight activist, urban tree planner, softball coach, room mom, soccer mom, auction chair, you get the picture). Then I stumbled upon Stella & Dot. I was looking for part time work. It didn’t sound like me because I was hardly a jewelry-wearer but I liked its mission of helping women and I liked its leadership. I was intrigued, couldn’t sleep (a sign), and listened to my gut to try it out. So I did. Many of you have lived through that story, but I met Christy Turlington Burns through a Stella & Dot incentive where you had to sell a bazillion dollars worth of baubles and you got to be in a group photo with her. I won the incentive, smiled for the camera and in a way, the rest is history. The following year I saw Christy at the GoldenGate Half Marathon. Boldly, I said hello and we had a nice exchange, culminating in some emails, the final of which she asked me to join her running team. YES, please! So here I am, on the heels of the NYC Marathon (absolute bucket list for me!!). I was supposed to run last year but my body wasn’t ready after racing Santa Rosa Marathon in 2016 (read between the lines….I could barely walk!!!), so I deferred to this year and am so excited to run one of my all time favorite cities that means so much to me, and for an amazing cause. So my suggested donation (if you’ve read this far!), is donate the amount commensurate with the decade we met. $19.70? $19.80? $19.90? or $20.00 My parents are just about the only ones on the hook for $19.60! Ha! Can’t wait to run with ALL OF YOU IN MY 26.2 THOUGHTS through all the boroughs! If you’re there, come out and cheer!!!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren and Justin

     

  • Noelle Boyle

    $25

  • Ruth Ann Seward

    $25

  • Joe Nuccio

    $19.60

  • Kevin and Josy Amann

    $50

  • Elizabeth Gutierrez

     

  • the Whelans

    $50

  • NMB

    $19.80

  • Grateful Mom of 4 Julie

    $250

  • Mahgem Moms are forward and backwards

     

  • Bolis

     

  • Erin Regan

     

  • Emily Kenner

    $100

  • Grace Caulfield

    $198.70

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120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $232,525 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Neville

Amount Raised

$23,935

 

684% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Elin Raun-Royer

Amount Raised

$5,200

 

95% Raised of $5,500 Goal

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kathryn kellinger

Amount Raised

$4,890

 

98% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Giada Bufalini

Amount Raised

$4,883

 

140% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Lee

Amount Raised

$4,840

 

138% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Malbon

Amount Raised

$4,732

 

135% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Leith Barry

Amount Raised

$4,604

 

132% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Colleen St. John

Amount Raised

$4,445

 

127% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Grace Caulfield

Grace Caulfield

DONATION: $198.70

In memory of Marianne Caulfield 4 months ago

Emily Kenner

Emily Kenner

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Erin Regan

Erin Regan

6 months ago

Bolis

Bolis

She is thinking of you too. 6 months ago

Mahgem Moms are forward and backwards

Mahgem Moms are forward and backwards

The Greatest Gift - To Be Able To BE a MOM 6 months ago

Grateful Mom of 4 Julie

Grateful Mom of 4 Julie

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

NMB

NMB

DONATION: $19.80

6 months ago

the Whelans

the Whelans

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 7 months ago

Elizabeth Gutierrez

Elizabeth Gutierrez

8 months ago

Kevin and Josy Amann

Kevin and Josy Amann

DONATION: $50

Love you Barbara Kovac and Elaine Short!!! 8 months ago